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Fourth person arrested in Iowa City home invasion

Samantha Lynn M. Robinson-Ricks Samantha Lynn M. Robinson-Ricks
Randon James Hill Randon James Hill
Tyler Dean Olesen Tyler Dean Olesen
Kristina Marie Ewing Kristina Marie Ewing

IOWA CITY (KWWL) -- A fourth person has been arrested in connection with an Iowa City home invasion that happened in Iowa City on April 12th.

Iowa City Police say they were called to a home invasion at 221 Haywood Drive just after 3:00 in the morning on April 12, 2010.

The two victims told police they were sleeping when their sliding glass door was smashed open and three men and a woman came in.

They told police that they were all carrying sticks and one of the men was wearing a hockey mask.

According to the victims, the man in the hockey mask told them he had a gun and would kill them.

They said he then ordered them to lay face down on the floor in a bedroom while the suspects stole items, including a plasma TV and a Playstation 3.

The suspects then left the home.

The victims were not injured.

An anonymous tip led police to an address in Cedar Rapids where they found items taken during the Iowa City home invasion.

Police arrested Randon Hill, 20, of Marshalltown, who was a former roommate of one of the victims.

Police say Hill lived in Cedar Rapids with the victim and was evicted. The victim says Hill never claimed his property after he was evicted.

The victim then later moved to 221 Haywood Drive in Iowa City and moved Hill's belongings to the new address.

Hill told police that he asked Tyler Olesen, 20, of Cedar Rapids, and three other people go to 221 Haywood Drive and threaten or intimidate the victims into giving Hill's property to them.

The victims positively identified Olesen as one of the people present during the robbery.

During the investigation, officers questioned a friend of Hill's, Kristina Ewing, 18, of Waukon, about her knowledge of the robbery.

They learned that Ewing knew all about the robbery and those involved, but refused to cooperate, which kept one of the suspects from being arrested.

After further investigation, police have determined that Samantha Lynn M. Robinson-Ricks, 19, of St. Paul, Minnesota, was the female that was involved in the home invasion.

Robinson-Ricks, Hill and Olesen are all charged with Burglary 1st Degree, Robbery 1st Degree, and Riot-Joint Criminal Conduct.

Ewing is charged with Accessory to a Felony and has been put on supervised release.

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